CARROLL – The state Comptroller’s Office has launched an official investigation into missing money from the Town of Carroll.
In a statement to WNY News Now on Wednesday, a spokesperson for New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli confirmed the probe started in October 2020.
However, the spokesperson could not comment further while the audit is underway.
Depending on the complexity of the audit, the spokesperson says it can take six months to a year to complete the investigation.
In 2017, the then-Town Supervisor Jack Jones announced after ten years of going unchecked the Town’s Books revealed thousands of dollars were unaccounted for.
Specifically, the money was connected to the town’s swimming program which at the time had a “stable budget” costing $16,000 per year.
The town initially began an internal audit after noticing deposits for the program were “less than half” of the money allocated.
Late last month, current town officials formally requested from WNY News Now reports from board meetings held in 2017 discussing the matter as evidence for their investigation.